Season of Lent
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross will be prayed Friday, February 27 at 12 pm in the Church. For questions, please contact Fr. Jacek.
Consider joining a small faith group for Lent; last week to sign up! Groups will reflect on scripture and lenten themes in groups of 6-8, at parishioners’ homes. Sign up here.
As you spiritually reflect this Lent, you may find the following resources helpful. You may wish to have the daily scripture readings sent to your phone for you to reflect on throughout the day, you may wish to get together with friends to pray, read scripture, and discuss, or you may wish read a daily reflection. You will find ideas and supports for these and more ideas in the links below.
Busted Halo Fast, Pray, and Give
CRS Rice Bowl Support Catholic Relief Services daily through out Lent.
Liguori Press Resources for Lent
The Word: Includes podcast of daily readings, reflections
Loyola Press: Daily 3-minute retreat
Sacred Space: Daily prayer online
USCCB (United States Catholic Conference of Bishops): Daily scripture readings with podcast of the readings. Online subscription available for the readings to be emailed to you directly each day.
Smart phone applications (free):
Laudate – A free app which includes daily Mass readings; Liturgy of the Hours; the New American Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church, and more.
Lectio Divina- Daily readings for Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Saint of the Day.
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry
Come join the Knights of Columbus for our First Annual Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 27 after Mass downstairs at the Newman Center, beginning at 6:15 PM. $5 (per person) gets you a plate of fish, fries and a drink!
Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture:
The Vatican & Israel: Legal & Political Issues
Marshall Breger, professor of law at the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., will discuss the relationship between the Vatican and Israel. Breger will discuss the background to the Fundamental Agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Israel, the remaining issues to be addressed, as well as its significance for Jewish-Catholic relations. Breger will also address the politics of this relationship in the Vatican, Israel as well the Arab world. It will be held on Tuesday, February 24 at 12:30 pm at the UA Hillel Center, located at 1245 E. 2nd Street, in Mountain A and B Rooms. This lecture is sponsored by the Arizona Center for Judiac Studies.
Veritas Forum Lecture
Join the Veritas Forum as they welcome J. Budziszewski, Professor at the University of Texas-Austin as he gives a talk on February 26, 2015 at 7 pm in Crowder Hall on “Why I am Not An Atheist.” For questions, please contact Fr. Jacek.
Join us for a hike to Romero Pools on Saturday, February 28! We will be meeting at the Newman Center at 8 am and departing at 8:30. Bring a rosary, water, snacks, and sunscreen! For questions, please contact Daniela.
Sustaining Board Scholarship
The Newman Sustaining Board Scholarship application is now available for completion by anyone who wants to apply for one of two $5,000 scholarships for next year. This is the first time the application has been online and it can only be completed online this year. The deadline for applications is March 13th.
Sustaining Board Dinner
The Sustaining Board will serve a wonderful meal in Green Hall on Sunday, March 1 at 6:00 PM. Come eat, drink, and be merry! All students are invited! The meal is free of charge and a great opportunity to fellowship with other Newman students.
Kino Border Initiative
The Newman Center provides meals to the Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national ministry in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico that supports migrants who have been recently deported from the United States. Recently, Pope Francis wrote a letter to Kino volunteers, applauding them for their work on behalf of migrants. We are in need of volunteers to travel to Nogales to serve meals to the migrants on March 7, April 4, April 18 and May 2. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Casey.
Primavera Men’s Shelter
We are still in need of volunteers for upcoming trips to Primavera Men’s Shelter. If you are not familiar, we meet at the Newman Center at 4AM to prepare breakfast for the Primavera Men’s Shelter here in Tucson and usually return by 6:30AM. The next dates for Primavera are March 8, April 12; and May 10. Please contact Andy or call him at (956) 458-7588 if you are interested in volunteering.
Each Sunday, the Newman community is invited to serve lunch to those preparing to enter the Church through RCIA. If you are interested in volunteering to serve lunch, please fill out this link. For questions, please contact Sr. Elizabeth.
2015 Annual Catholic Appeal
This is our opportunity as a Catholic community and PEOPLE OF FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY to answer the challenges given to us by Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and to share God’s message of love. In these next week, please take time to prayerfully reflect on the gifts that you have been given by God and respond to the ACA as generously as you can. Your participation is essential to the success of the ACA. Please join other Catholics from throughout the diocese in supporting this very important appeal. For questions, please contact Fr. James.
Western Dominican Province “Come and See” Weekend
The Western Dominican Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus is hosting a “Come and See” Weekend for any man interested in joining the Dominicans. It will be held at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, California from February 27-March 1, 2015. To register or for more information, please contact Fr. Steve Maekawa, OP.
Co-Workers in the Vineyard Conference
The premier Catholic spiritual, educational, and inspirational conference in Arizona will take place at the Tucson Convention Center March 5-7, 2015! Keynote Speakers will be: Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson; Fr. Robert Barron, STD, Rector of Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago; Mons. Sigifredo Noriega Barceló, Bishop of Zacatecas, Mexico; Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin, CSJ, PhD of the Diocese of Albany, NY; Padre Alfonso Garcia, priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara. For more information click here.
National Cancer Prevention Month
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. See here for an important video that shows you how to be proactive against cancer.
The Holy Rosary is prayed daily at 4:30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Evenings with Ratzinger
Monday, February 23 at 7:30 pm in the Library for a reading of A New Song for the Lord by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Join us adoring Jesus in the Eucharist; Monday, February 23 at 9 pm.
Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 in the Library for a reading of The Light of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
Philosophy or Life
Friday, February 27 at 3 pm in the Library for a reading of Religion. If there is no God… by Leszek Kolakowski.